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Beautiful 18th Century Farmhouse Private Heated Pool Set In Glorious Countryside

Granges-d'Ans, France
  • Farmhouse2045 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

18th century Former farmhouse in Hautefort, Dordogne, Aquitaine/Dordogne, France - The Perfect Place To Unwind!

We spent a romantic week in Lachaud in 1993 & fell in love with this house, the area & above all the people! By the end of the week we had secured our little patch of France! The house had not been occupied for over 30 years & was in desperate need of some TLC! Blood, sweat, tears & lots of laughter have transformed it into the wonderful home you see today & we look forward to welcoming you! The accommodation is equally suited to extended families, friends or couples. With its 5 Ensuite bedrooms & large living areas there's plenty of space for everyone. The beautiful countryside will appeal to nature lovers & offers fantastic walking, cycling, bird watching & photography opportunities. If culture & History is more you, you'll be just 20mins drive from UNESCO's World Heritage Site of Lascaux & the Vézère Valley. We do not live on site and we'll leave you to privately enjoy your holiday, we are however only a phone call away should you have any problems or need advice. Pets welcome!


John & Sally Bleaken

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About John & Sally Bleaken


John & Sally Bleaken purchased this Farmhouse in 1993


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, En-suite bathroom, twin washbasins, bath, shower, WC, UK TV.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Double with en-suite shower room, UK TV.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 1 baby crib, Double with en-suite shower room, cot.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, Double room with en-suite shower room, French TV.
      • Bedroom 5
        2 twin/ single, Twin bedded room, en-suite shower room.
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1 with en-suite, kingsize bed UK TV. Bedroom 2 with en-suite, double bed, UK TV. Bedroom 3 with en-suite, double bed and cot. Bedroom 4 en-suite, double bed, with french TV. Bedroom 5 en-suite, twin beds.


      • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, twin wash basins, large bath, WC, separate Shower cubicle.
      • Shower room 1
        toilet, shower
      • Shower room 2
        toilet, shower
      • Shower room 3
        toilet, shower
      • Shower room 4
        toilet, shower
      • Toilet 1
        toilet, Downstairs cloakroom.
      • Ensuite to Bedroom 1
        Shower, luxury bath, twin handwash basins, WC, heated towel rail and electric heating. All 4 other Ensuites have large Shower cubicles, handwash basin, WC & heated towel rails. Downstairs: WC & handwash basin.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Light & spacious lounge, Woodburner, Satellite UK TV, DVD, board games 2 x 3 seater sofa's, 2 armchairs.
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Heating
                      Electric towel rails in every bathroom/shower room.
                    • Internet
                      Wifi provided at no additional cost.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All beds made up with summer/winter duvets, pillows and sheets.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Parking on site for 2/3 cars. Additional parking opposite.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bathing and pool towels for all guests including babies and children.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      Tumble dryer.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Automatic washing machine.
                    • Wood Stove
                      3 Wood burning stoves - wood supplied.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Range cooker with double electric ovens, griddle & plate warmer, gas hob and grill. Fridge, dishwasher, Slow cooker, Cafetières, toaster, kettle, saucepans, Wok, frying pans, serving dishes, jugs and enough cutlery, crockery, mugs & glasses for everyone!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large fridge/freezer plus separate under work surface fridge.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining room: Table & seating for 8, extra crockery & cutlery, Woodburner. Entré/breakfast room: Table & seating for 10, 2 easy chairs, Woodburner.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  A seletion of books & magazines.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Traditional board games. Table Tennis Darts
                                • Music Library
                                  CD player together with small supply of CD's.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  French Satellite.
                                • Television
                                  UK Freesat TV
                                • Video Library
                                  Small number of DVD's


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Sunloungers. Table and chairs for 10.
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf du Domaine d'Essendiéras at St Médard d'Exideuil, 13 miles away. Golf Club de Périgueux at Périgueux, 23 miles away.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Heated between 1st June and 30th September at no extra cost.

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hunting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Notes on accommodation: Children are most welcome & we do provide high chair, cot, pushchair etc, but parents are reminded that there are steps to the front door & stairs to all bedrooms. The pool is within the property curtilage which is fenced & gated but this does not separate the pool from other area's. The pool is fitted with security alarm. The hamlet and surrounding area is very quiet & a wonderful place for children. Our own children have many happy memories of holidays spent here, catching newts & tadpoles, cycling & exploring. The house was built in 1788 and retains many of it's original features, wide floorboards, exposed beams & stone walls. There is a large inglenook in the Entré adjacent to which are the original stone hob & sink. The village of Hautefort is only 10mins drive & has all the services you'll need including 2 excellent restaurants, bakers, butcher, Fuel station, Supermarket etc. Dogs with responsible owners are most welcome, the walks in this area are superb. Wifi access. Outside: The Farmhouse is situated in the centre of the hamlet which is surrounded by acres of open countryside to explore and play in. The gated entrance opens onto a large courtyard which has parking for several cars. The patio adjacent to the pool provide both a sun terrace & a shady area which are great for alfresco dining & barbecues. Sun loungers, recliners, garden furniture & umbrellas are all provided. The swimming pool 8m x 4m has a constant depth of 1.2m and is accessed via roman steps - much easier for access than a pool ladder. The top step provides a shallow area for supervised paddling for toddlers and smaller children. The pool has underwater lighting so you can continue to enjoy the heated pool throughout your evenings! Please note the pool is not heated for bookings between 1st October & 31st May without prior arrangement. Smoking outside is permitted. Utility Room: American style Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Please note: We have a separate Laundry see below. Cloakroom: WC & handwash basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen & Duvets (Winter & Summer) Pillows & cot bedding. 1 Bath, 1 Hand & 1 Pool Towel supplied per person. The house will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival, please leave the house as found. Mid week cleaning by arrangement. Other: Laundry: Automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer, ironing board & Iron.

                                                              25 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect extended family retreat

                                                              Charlotte T.Draper, UT

                                                              This property was a perfect family holiday. We had two young kids and it had everything we could possibly need to make it an easy and enjoyable stay.

                                                              We all loved lounging by the pool in such a stunning setting.

                                                              The house is big enough that if you want to get some quiet time you can find an area alone to relax. We look forward to returning again!

                                                              Sally was a pleasure to deal with when we had questions.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It was a delight having you to stay and so pleased that you all had such a great time. We would be delighted to welcome back again in the future.

                                                              Excellent. Beautiful home tastefully furnished with care and love. Wonderfull scenic area.

                                                              Mary & Mike H.

                                                              Please refer to above.

                                                              Beautiful house in a beautiful location

                                                              Nicola J.

                                                              There were 10 of us staying at the farmhouse with ages ranging from 2 - 70. And it was just perfect for our family. There was plenty of room for us all to spend time together and for times when we needed our own space.

                                                              The accomodation was exactly as described in a beautiful location. The village itself was a little isolated but was within easy reach of a supermarket, petrol stations, lovely restaurants and delicious bakeries. There were so many activities to do in the area for all of us, ranging from markets, canoeing, aquariums / animal parks, castles, waterparks and paintballing or just walking in the surrounding villages. I'd recommend looking for events in the local area, especially during the summer. We found posters advertising all different kinds of events and had a fabulous evening watching a light show on the Saint Sour church in Terrason and an international cultural festival celebrating art, dance and music in the nearby town of Motignac. Both of which we would not have known about otherwise.

                                                              The house was well maintained and had everything we could possibly need. Plenty of pots, pans and cooking utensils & the BBQ was a good size. The pool was cleaned twice while we were there and a problem with the pool heating, after an electrical storm, was sorted straight away. There were plenty of board games for us all to play together if the weather wasn't great, or in the evenings after a BBQ.

                                                              I would highly recommend this property. It's a beautiful house in a beautiful area.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It really was a pleasure having you to stay at Lachaud and I hope you will return to us in the future. With kind regards

                                                              Sally & John

                                                              Delightful home in Perigord.

                                                              Malcolm C.

                                                              Absolutely fantastic house which is more like a home than a holiday house. Beautifully furnished with great taste in quiet hamlet that is so restful. This is a property which wants for nothing and ideal for large groups as we were. Fun BBQ by the pool in a secluded area...just perfect. We will be back!!!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Malcolm,

                                                              It was a pleasure having you to stay and we're glad you all had such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

                                                              Kind regards


                                                              A perfect, peaceful stay!

                                                              Kate M.

                                                              We loved staying in this beautiful house and it's peaceful surroundings. The house has been lovingly restored and is extremely comfortable. We particularly loved the terrace & swimming pool with areas to suit all - some sun, some shade & some in between.

                                                              The area is very rural but close enough to local amenities and for day trips. We had a lovely peaceful day kayaking down the Vezere (somewhat quieter than the Dorgogne - we observed from the beautiful gardens Marqueyssac!!)

                                                              We enjoyed visiting Hautefort & had a very special meal at Auberge du Parc - would highly recommend!

                                                              A wonderful time had by all - thank you John & Sally!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope we can welcome you again.

                                                              Kind regards

                                                              Sally & John

                                                              Restful stay in France

                                                              Julie F.

                                                              We had a wonderful stay at the farmhouse. The house is well equipped and the location is in a very peaceful setting.


                                                              Granges-d'Ans, France

                                                              Coast/Beach: We are 2 and a half hours drive from the great surfing beaches west of Bordeaux but don't let that stop you enjoying your favorite watersports! We are only 16 miles from the Base de Loisirs de Rouffiac at Lanouaille which offers glorious sandy beaches & all watersports plus paint-balling, rock climbing & Archery. Activities are accessible to all and are supervised by qualified instructors. Travel: Nearest airports Bergerac & Limoges both approx. 1hr 20mins, approx. 60 miles. Brive 32 miles 45 mins. Flights to Amsterdam, London, Paris & Maastricht. Bordeaux 2hrs approx. 122 miles. Channel ports distance in miles: Calais 465, St Malo 433, Roscoff 517, Caen 354. A car is essential to fully explore the region. Distances: By car: Hautefort 10 mins, Montignac Lascaux 20 mins, Terrasson 30 mins, Sarlat 45mins Périgueux 40mins Brive 40mins. Further Details: There is just so much to do in the Dordogne it is impossible to mention it all! The Périgord is famed for its food & hospitality & the excellent local restaurants & Auberge are too numerous to mention here, more details are available at the house. Perigueux & Sarlat markets are not to be missed! Canoeing down the Vézère river is a must whatever your age! Passing by fabulous countryside, châteaux & historic villages. Stop for a swim & a pique-nique; it really is delightful! Book with any of the local centres, canoes, oars, lifejackets and waterproof containers are all supplied. Start at Montignac and select your distance depending on your group, the canoe company will then pick you up and bring you back to your car. L'Appell de la Forêt at Thenon 10 mins away, is suitable for those aged 7 to 70! A little too high for me! though the children love it and even hubby made it to the hardest stage! There are reportedly 1001 châteaux in the Dordogne - you'll need more than a fortnight to see them all! The local ones are Hautefort, Château de Losse and Château d'Eyrignac. Limeuil, situated where the Rivers Dordogne and Vézère meet is classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. A bustling river port of old, the medieval village with its stone-built, dark-tiled houses so typical of Périgord Noir is now a charming, refreshing place in which to stop and the evening market is a must. Caves and caverns are everywhere in this region, they are all spectacular; Tourtoirac is the closest and is accessible to all including pushchairs. I could go on and on! But I'll let you discover all that the Perigord has to offer - you'll be amazed!


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Booking Notes: Changeover Day: Saturday. Other days by arrangement. Arrivals not before 4pm. Departures no later than 10am. Please note: Prices include pool heating for bookings from 1st June to 30th September. The pool is NOT heated for bookings from 1st October to 31st May without prior negotiation and will be subject to a small charge. There is a security alarm on the pool. WiFi included at no extra charge. All towels for both bathing and swimming are provided at no extra cost.Pets allowed buy prior arrangement and charged at £50 per pet per week.

                                                              25 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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